The Grumpiness Is Back

The grumpiness is back
and everything is annoying
and I am always thirsty
and my pencil never works
and that is a stupid hat
and I’m tired of being tired
and procrastination is too easy
and politics are terrible
and there’s no time for anything
and I broke another string
and I need to eat some breakfast
and it’s ten o’clock at night

Work Mound

There is
a work mound
lurking
evil work mound
not letting
me enjoy
anything else
since it’s a work mound
and it’s waiting
and I’m avoiding
the work mound
but will never
quite escape it
evil work mound
lurking
in my heart

Paralysis

I know
what I must do
but unfortunately
it’s so boring
that I make up excuses not to do it
and it doesn’t get done
and gets worse every day
but still I don’t do it
until it’s suddenly urgent
and then I’m all:
THIS IS TOO MUCH
I’M SO OVERWHELMED
which wouldn’t even be an issue
if I had done it
in the first place

Birthday Flu

Oh
hello
birthday flu
I remember the last time I had you
because it was last year
and quite possibly
every year before that too
I don’t know why
I am so often sick on my birthday
but I blame the albatross
stupid albatross
all feathery and gross
I should be doing actual work
but I have a headache and feel icky
so I shall stretch out this poem
in glorious procrastination
and have another chocolate cookie
even though
I’m not
really
hungry